modeling injurys

ckriskross09c

New Member
Hi.
After resantly cutting my thumb on a stanly knife i thought it would be fun to start a topic uniting are accidents.
(no pics please!)

Kris
 

spud

Irish and proud of it :)
thank fully ive not noting major in a long time but i did manage to almost cut the top of one of my fingers cutting some styrene when the knide decided it wanted some of me
 

the Baron

Ich bin ja, Herr, in Deiner Macht
Re: modeling injuries

I've had some near-misses, where I've dropped a Nr. 11 X-Acto knife and narrowly missed my foot.

I still have a scar on the tip of my left middle finger, where I slipped and stabbed myself with a Nr. 2 X-Acto blade at 15. More recently, I've occasionally drilled into various fingertips, using a pin vice and drilling for pinning on 54mm figures or in detailing smaller aircraft models. I should start using thimbles...
 

Solander

Active Member
I have a long and rather vivid scar running through the whole first falange of my right thumb. Source- exacto knife. All the fun is that I don't even remember what I was cutting so hard. And all the blood covered with layers of paint... :)
plus lots of clothing ruined with paint and ca-glue and thinners and all that other stuff we here love so much)
 

Grendels

Active Member
When I was 17, I slipped with an X-acto knife and stuck the blade all the way to the bone on the tip of my middle finger on my left hand. It required four stitches:



The right side of the finger is still numb.
 

the Baron

Ich bin ja, Herr, in Deiner Macht
We must have been building the same kit and doing the same step, Grendels, that's about where mine is, too. 'Cept, my slice wasn't as deep ;D
 

Grendels

Active Member
the Baron said:
We must have been building the same kit and doing the same step, Grendels, that's about where mine is, too. 'Cept, my slice wasn't as deep ;D

I was scratch building a star fighter. I No longer have it, mom threw it away when I went to college. I will have to revisit that design soon..... It was 1/25th scale and about 3 ft long....

There was blood everywhere. I called out for help and Mom thought I was just calling her to the phone. She was giving me a hard time about interrupting her gardening, and then when she walked into the house....

You should have seen the look on her face when she saw the blood....
 
B

Black Sheep 1

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spud said:
oh for teh love of god ya big wuss! ;D

hey! It's bad enough that I have to stab my fingers twice a day for blood sugar testing (and that hurts....a lot! :'( ).
;D
 

JohnSimmons

For Spud: I was once Merseajohn
Got cellulose thinner in my eye the other day.......run it under the cold tap and luckily everything was fine. ::)
 

Carsenault

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Been lucky so far, just one incident worth mentioning is when a bottle of interior green Model Master acryl dinsintegrated in my hand when I was trying to open it... ended up with a few cuts to my left hand. looked nastier than it really was. Lesson learned, keep the treads on the bottle clean.
 

the Baron

Ich bin ja, Herr, in Deiner Macht
Carsenault said:
Been lucky so far, just one incident worth mentioning is when a bottle of interior green Model Master acryl dinsintegrated in my hand when I was trying to open it... ended up with a few cuts to my left hand. looked nastier than it really was. Lesson learned, keep the treads on the bottle clean.

That's a good point. I clean mine occasionally. Of course, the cleaning methods pose their own special dangers. One is to use the ol' Nr. 2 blade to scrape dried paint away. The other is to dip a rag in lacquer thinner and wipe the dried paint away. I just wish I had opened a window first........
 

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